You can’t manage what you can’t measure.
Graintec Scientific marketing and sales manager Craig Moore said when it comes to on-farm grain storage it was critical to have accurate data.
Graintec supplies equipment for farmers to test the quality of their grain on-farm and meet industry standards and sampling requirements.
“The business started 30 years ago with focus on measuring protein and mositure content for larger farming enterprises and bulk handlers,” Mr Moore said.
“With the shift towards on-farm storage and deregulation, we now supply grain farmers with the equipment they need to store grain on-farm, while growers often market their own grain.”
Mr Moore said the company’s top products included protein machines that give accurate protein values.
“Then you can better manage your grain in storage including the ability to blend grain and make more money at the gate,” he said.
“Our portable meters measure the moisture content of your grain – which means better harvesting decisions – including when the best time is to harvest.”
Graintec Scientific, Harristown, Queensland, also sells test weight kits, sieves and air filter blasters and provides servicing, calibration and trade certification.
In the future, grain handling would become faster and highly automated.
“We are already seeing growth in automatic sampling machines where grain is drawn from a truck via a robotic arm,” he said.